Andy was reared by two wonderful godly Christian Protestants. They raised his brother and him in a Methodist congregation until he was about 8. Then they joined a Southern Baptist congregation. Andy began his walk with Christ as a Baptist as a 10-year-old. At 17, he committed myself to full-time Christian service. His passions for education, formation, […]
Br. Rex Anthony Norris of Little Portion Hermitage discusses what led him home to the Catholic Church. Br. Rex was previously Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian. He discusses his journey with Jesus into his religious vocation and how that led him home the the Catholic Church. Br. Rex assists CHNetwork by counseling men and women on […]
Fr. Garrou was reared in the faith in an independent Bible Church. He graduated from Wheaton College, in Illinois, majoring in the Bible and then attended attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL. Years later he served as a licensed lay United Methodist minister. Then he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1994. From 2000 to […]
Timothy talks with Marcus about the Methodist emphesis of holiness in God’s grace and their desire for an ever deeper walk with Christ and how this led him to the Catholic faith. Timothy is now the director for Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Tulsa, OK. His website is www.timothyputnam.com.
It was my study of the Church Fathers that ignited within me the dormant flame of Catholicism. As many others who have gone before me found, one cannot study the history of the early Church without realizing that many Protestant doctrines — sola Scriptura, for example — were an invention of the Protestant reformation and do not actually reflect the understanding of the Church Fathers, let alone the Apostles. I also realized that the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist is consistent with the way the sacrament has been understood from the beginning.
From my earliest memories Jesus was my best friend. I loved church, worship, and my Bible, which I unfailingly carried everywhere. My dad used to joke, “Don’t you trust my driving? Is that why you always take your Bible?”
The Lord’s grace throughout my life has always been abundant. In reality, I can’t recall a time when I have not loved, desired, and pursued God. I always wanted to hear more about Jesus and to share Him with others.
I was born and raised in the small town of Huntsville, about 60 miles north of Houston, Texas. I was not brought up in a particularly Christian household. My mother had attended Sunday worship services in various faith traditions throughout her childhood, all stemming from Calvinistic theology with an evangelical twist. My father was a disfellowshipped Jehovah’s Witness, who rarely spoke of any sort of faith. So, as one could imagine, I grew up in a rather secular household with some moral standards, but no moral lawgiver.